(Closed) When to take the morning after pill?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: To avoid pregnancy
    I should trust my BCP if a condom fails : (26 votes)
    65 %
    I should be getting the morning after pill if a condom fails : (8 votes)
    20 %
    I'm way too paranoid and need to relax : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Most women on the pill don’t use condoms and don’t get pregnant, so you’re probably just fine as long as you take your pill properly. You can calm down.

    Post # 4
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @AB Bride:  To answer your questions, I always trusted my BCP and we never used condoms with it.  We didn’t start using condoms until I went off the pill and we weren’t ready to TTC yet (got off the pill to prep for TTC after our wedding).  I don’t know if you can take the morning-after pill while on BC.  I doubt it since I have read that it is just a stronger dose of BCP.  Now, if you hadn’t taken your pill in a few days, maybe then that would warrant a morning after pill if the condom failed. 

    Post # 5
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would absolutely trust your pill – UNLESS the meds you are on are antibiotics!  If there’s no known interaction with whatever you’re taking and your BCP, then just relax.

    Also, I’ve taken Plan B before while on the pill (missed a pill at the wrong time) and it was fine.  My period came on time and nothing was any different.

    Post # 6
    47280 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you absolutely must not get pregnant, even if you are on the pill but concerned about timing etc, you can use plan B, or you can use extra of your own pills. You chould talk with a pharmacist first though to determine the dose if you are using your own pills.


    Post # 7
    7288 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When you go to the Pharmacy for Plan B, you should just ask what to do about your regular BC schedule. I have read conflicting information, its best to trust a professional.

    But you would only take plan B if you have missed pills , so a condom breaking does not warrant the need for plan B ( this is assuming your using two methods).

    Post # 8
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’ve never used condoms while on the pill except for when taking antibiotics.  I’ve been on BC for 8 years and have never had a problem.


    Post # 9
    2491 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I took it while on the pill when I wasn’t taking my pills regularly. The pharmacist told me that had I been taking my pills like a good pill taker *cough* every day *cough* it wouldn’t have been an issue. I can say that I have relied on pills with my Fiance and in two years we’ve had no slip ups.

    So I guess what I’m saying is that if you have not missed a pill in two months, you’ll be okay. If you have missed a pill or two, grab Plan B.

    Post # 10
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I took it because I’m paranoid. Condoms plus pills, and if we have a condom malfunction, there’s a plan b with my name on it. Otherwise I’m a neurotic worried mess untill my next Period. 

    Post # 12
    1714 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    @imalittlebirdie:  I’m the same way. Condoms plus pills – my mother told me pills are nowhere NEAR as effective as advertising made them out to be, especially for younger girls when their fertility is at its peak. Even WITH daily taking at the same time etc. I refuse to take any chances. They have a few morning-after pills for me as well at home, in case I need it. I don’t think I could go condomless even knowing I’m on the pill. Never ever. I’m not planning on having any mini Nehas running around any time soon, thanks. 

    OP, I have taken the morning after pill whilst on BCP, and if I recall, they told me it should be fine to take both (a FPC nurse told me this). But I was at the end of my cycle, but even so… I think the condom split whilst I had sex, and I freaked out, so within 12 hours I went and got the morning after. Period came uninterrupted, was very VERY relieved. 

    Post # 14
    47280 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @AB Bride:  I always thought that when God invented a newer odel it should include a switch that you can turn on when you want to get pregnant. Why do our bodies have to get ready to get pregant every month for about 50 years when most of us only want a few pregnancies?


    Post # 15
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I totally get you; I”m the same way. We use both the pill and condoms too.

    As long as you’ve been religiously taking your pill, I wouldn’t take plan B.


    I took plan B once when I’d missed a day or two of BC and the condom failed.

    Post # 16
    20 posts
    • Wedding: May 2000

    When I took the morning after pill (or plan B) I wasn’t on the pill.

    I’ve talked to my healthcare provider and he says that you should trust the pill as a general rule.

    However, if you do think you’ve skipped one or two (or you have had problems like diarrhea etc…) then plan B is useful.

    The good thing is that nowadays you can get the pill even online. I got mine from this website after a free consultation. I would suggest to anyone that encounters the same problem as yours to do these kind of free consultations online (describing exactly whether you are taking the pill or not, whether you;ve skipped it a few times, etc) so that the doctor can be sure to either advise you or not the morning pill.

    Hope this helps!

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